PREMIERE: Recycle Culture creates something brand new on two special Yumi Zouma remixes
Hot on the heels of the release of YUMI ZOUMA‘s stunning sophomore album, Willowbank, the New Zealand-via-New York electro-pop outfit has teamed up with enigmatic producer RECYCLE CULTURE for two remixes of their songs ‘Depths (Pt. II)’ and ‘Carnation’. These new tracks push the genre-blurring dreaminess Yumi Zouma are known for even further, offering fresh perspectives on timeless themes.
The remix of ‘Depths (Pt. II)’ is faithful to the plaintive mood of the original track, but adds a pulsing, distorted beat that takes the song to another level. Recycle Culture has captured the organic, rhythmic subtlety of ‘Depths (Part II)’ and amplified it, seamlessly weaving his sophisticated production skills with the distorted voices of Yumi Zouma to create a hypnotic, moving tune.
On ‘Carnation’, Recycle Culture translates a poignant, quiet musing into a bold anthem, emphasised by crisp beats and a stellar saxophone solo. This take on ‘Carnation’ is sparkly and hopeful with a touch of nostalgia, showing off the lyrical prowess of Yumi Zouma as well as providing a different lens through which to view the emotions of the track.
Known for his experimental and unexpected takes, Recycle Culture does not disappoint with these remixes, putting his stamp on the tracks without dominating them. Instead, he showcases Yumi Zouma‘s multifaceted appeal. Fresh from supporting LORDE last night, Yumi Zouma continue to tour New Zealand, and you can check out their remaining dates below:
November 30 – Christchurch @ Blue Smoke
December 1 – Auckland @ Galatos
December 2 – Wellington @ San Fran
Words by Molly McLaughlin